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Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Buck Showalter's Baltimore Orioles were five games over .500 and on the cusp of the AL's final playoff spot less than two weeks ago. Whatever managerial moves he's made since - creative, necessary or otherwise - simply haven't been able to provide a spark. Fading Baltimore looks to avoid a sixth straight defeat when it hosts...
Via Fox Sports Florida
28 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado should not be moved again from his natural position

Manny Machado was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles to play shortstop. Picked third overall in 2010 behind a guy named Bryce Harper, Machado was set to join Cal Ripken among baseball’s best offensive shortstops. If there was ever a place for the legacy of the power-hitting, tall shortstop to be carried on, it was in Baltimore. Machado was a shortstop in the minor leagues, and he...
Via Baseball Essential
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Archer has great reaction to Kevin Kiermaier catch

    Chris Archer had a great reaction to a beautiful catch made by Kevin Kiermaier in center field on Monday night. Kiermaier robbed Orioles leadoff hitter Manny Machado with a great catch against the wall for the first out the Rays recorded in the game.     Archer was worried that the first batter he faced had hit a home run against him, so he kept the celebration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Machado gets 1st major league start at SS for struggling O's

BALTIMORE (AP) Manny Machado will start at shortstop for the first time in his major league career when the Orioles host Tampa Bay on Monday night. Machado played shortstop in the minors, but has been at third base since making his debut with Baltimore in 2012. He won a Gold Glove at third in 2013. Manager Buck Showalter made the switch in an effort to shake up a club that has lost...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones voices frustration over perceived lack of effort

The Baltimore Orioles are struggling.Just 1-10 in their last 11 games, some fans are being a bit vocal about the teams' effort level.Adam Jones is having none of that.In speaking to reporters following a 6-0 loss (and three-game sweep) against the Texas Rangers, Jones was asked to speak about the team' perceived lack of effort via MASN Sports:"My biggest thing about sports is when...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Gausman shows signs of development in latest Orioles’ loss

At this point of the season, it’s all about finding moral victories for the Baltimore Orioles. Though the team is on the fringes of Wild Card contention, make no mistake, this is a team headed in the wrong direction. The hitters are swinging at everything (what else is new?), the starting pitching continues to go belly-up, even Zach Britton and Darren O’Day have melted down,...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles CF Jones in lineup a day after running into wall

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones was in the starting lineup Friday night, a day after he ran into a wall and exited early. Jones was examined before the game at Texas by Rangers team doctor Keith Meister. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Jones passed all of the exams, including a concussion test. Jones was hurt Thursday while chasing a fly ball in Kansas...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles’ frustrating season

It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the Orioles. After a second trip to the postseason in three years, one in which they got about one-sixth of a season from Matt Wieters and half a season from Manny Machado, making the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1996-1997 was the clear goal. It hasn’t happened that way. The team recently dropped six straight...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

For the Baltmore Orioles, it was fun while it lasted

The Orioles were not a team of destiny a season ago. They were just really damn good.    Ninety-six wins is evidence enough, but a club that's able to run away with a perennially close AL East—with Manny Machado, Matt Wieters and Chris Davis all absent during the grind of September and October—is certainly one to be respected.  Had it not been for a historically...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Hardy’s contract could turn into albatross for Orioles

Quickly, and without much fanfare, J.J. Hardy and the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a three-year extension on the eve of last year’s American League Championship Series. It seemed like a good enough deal at the time. For $40 million over those three years, the Orioles would have themselves a Gold Glove winning player who hit with power from a premium position. The New York Yankees...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: August 27, 1970

1970 – Jim Thome is born in Peoria, Illinois. Thome will grow up to become a five-time All-Star in his 22-year career and one of the more prolific sluggers of his era and in the history of baseball. He ranks seventh in Major League Baseball history with 612 home runs. He is also second all-time in strikeouts and seventh in walks. He spent parts of 13 seasons in Cleveland, including...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jonathan Schoop blasts 484-foot home run

You could be forgiven if you haven’t heard of Jonathan Schoop. But after what he did Wednesday night, you might want to get familiar with the Baltimore Orioles’ second baseman. During an 8-5 win over the Kansas City Royals, Schoop took Johnny Cueto deep, and when we say deep, we mean deep. In the top of the fourth, the 23-year-old Curocaoan turned around a 1-2 fastball and deposited...
Via Rumors and Rants
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Perpetually Looping Video: Chris Davis vs. All Capitalism

“Was it Karl Marx,” one might ask drunkenly at a party, “or Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis who memorably declared that ‘The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people’?” The answer, technically: Karl Marx, in his text Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844. The answer, metaphorically: Chris Davis, actually, by means of...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles improve using addition by subtraction

Prior to yesterday’s blowout loss to the Minnesota Twins, the Baltimore Orioles had won five of their last six games. That included a four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics and an exciting walk-off win over the New York Mets. Before that winning streak, the Orioles had lost three players, including two outfielders who were previously expected to form the committee in left field...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching Analysis of Noah Syndergaard vs Baltimore Orioles

“I feel like with the exception of the first inning it was a pretty solid performance. A lot of people have been concerned about my performances on the road. I feel like this was a step in the right direction, as far as being more comfortable out there.” – Noah Syndergaard Stat Line:  (ND 7-6) […]
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles’ playoff potential is strong

Last year the Orioles won the AL East division with 96 wins. They continued their success by sweeping the Tigers in the AL Division Series. Things were looking great. Then they got swept in four games by the Royals in the AL Championship Series. It was still a successful season all things considered and expectations where high going into the offseason. And in the offseason the...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob deGrom’s Five Statistical Advances from 2014 to 2015

Jacob deGrom starts his 23rd game of the season tonight against the Baltimore Orioles.  Currently, deGrom’s 22 starts this seasons matches his 2014 total.  No better time to compare the two seasons.  Here are five statistical categories deGrom has shown improvement and the impact it’s had in his overall success this season. Strikeout to Walk Ratio […]
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

5-year-old tosses out first pitch at Orioles game with robotic hand

5-year-old Hailey Dawson provided a feel good moment on Monday, as she threw at the first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yards. Dawson, who was born with the rare disease Poland Syndrome, is unable to use her right hand. However, the UNLV engineering department crafted an Orioles-themed prosthetic hand with a 3D printer. Dawson used that hand on Monday night to...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-year-old girl throws out first pitch with Orioles-themed robotic hand (VIDEO)

Little Hailey Dawson was born with a rare congenital disease called Poland syndrome, which left the 5-year-old without fingers on her right hand. But she now has a robotic one made by engineering students at UNLV who used a 3D printer to construct a special, Baltimore Orioles-themed prosthetic hand for her. And that ingenuity allowed her to throw out the first pitch before the...
Via The Other Paper
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Davis and the Orioles hanging in the playoff hunt

One week before the trading deadline, the Baltimore Orioles looked like a team that might sell, coming off a three-game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees and dropping the opening game of the series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Their record stood at 46-49 and, with 5.5 games and four teams standing in between them and the second wild-Card spot, moving pending free agents Chris...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma throws no-hitter

Not much has gone right for the Seattle Mariners this season, but the great thing about baseball is that something special can happen on any particular day. Hisashi Iwakuma threw the fifth no-hitter in franchise history on Wednesday, leading the Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Orioles in a matinee at Safeco Field. Felix Hernandez was the last Mariner to hold an opponent hitless...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking The Chris Davis Mustache Vs. Other All-Time Orioles Greats

You may have noticed that Chris Davis is on a tear, elevating his season HR total to 30. The Chris Mottram lookalike’s OPS+ is up to 134, the second-best of his career. You may have also noticed that thing on his face: The Orioles slugger had let his beard and mustache go until it was threatening the Orioles’ strict no-beard rule, so he shaved the beard but kept the mustache...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Outfielders available for Orioles, but do they have enough to make a deal?

A six-game stretch shouldn’t make or break a MLB team’s season. But front offices might place some added importance on games this close to the July 31 trade deadline, as they could determine whether or not a club should try to add pieces or sell them off. The Baltimore Orioles are in that sort of precarious spot beginning this week. With three games at the Yankees, followed by...
Via The Outside Corner
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles fans with son Camden name newborn daughter Yardley

Colleen and Tony Serra, diehard Baltimore Orioles fans who named their first son Camden after the MLB team’s ballpark in 2010, continued the unique theme by naming their daughter, born in June, the equally unique name of Yardley. The Serras, who have attended every Orioles home game at Camden Yards (now technically named Oriole Park...Read More The post Orioles fans with son named...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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